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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Virginia

Ferrum College has the lowest graduation rate of 29% for academic year 2019-2020 in Virginia. Virginia Union University is ranked second with 29% and Bluefield College follows them with 34%. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have low graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the highest graduation rates in Virginia.
Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Virginia
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Ferrum College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFerrum, VA
29%-49%
2Virginia Union University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRichmond, VA
29%-68%
3Bluefield College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBluefield, VA
34%-51%
4Sweet Briar College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSweet Briar, VA
34%40%73%
5Norfolk State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNorfolk, VA
36%15%70%
6Mary Baldwin University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStaunton, VA
38%-75%
7Virginia State University
Public, 4 or more yearsPetersburg, VA
38%21%66%
8Averett University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDanville, VA
42%40%63%
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Public, 4 or more yearsWise, VA
44%-72%
10Liberty University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLynchburg, VA
47%16%82%
11Virginia Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsVirginia Beach, VA
48%41%62%
12Randolph College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLynchburg, VA
51%26%65%
13Old Dominion University
Public, 4 or more yearsNorfolk, VA
53%26%79%
14Emory & Henry College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsEmory, VA
54%36%74%
15Radford University
Public, 4 or more yearsRadford, VA
55%34%71%
16Regent University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsVirginia Beach, VA
57%-76%
17Eastern Mennonite University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHarrisonburg, VA
58%27%70%
18University of Lynchburg
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLynchburg, VA
58%31%79%
19Marymount University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsArlington, VA
58%-72%
20Bridgewater College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBridgewater, VA
59%-68%